Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Meanwhile, In San Francisco....

"The tilt of San Francisco’s Millennium Tower has deepened as engineers work to reverse lean"

From the New York Post, June 11:

 It’s the leaning tower of San Francisco.

The Bay Area’s 545-foot-tall Millennium Tower has only continued to tilt further and sink deeper west in spite of architects’ best efforts to steady the ritzy building.

The multimillion-dollar-per-unit tower is leaning more than 29 inches at the corner of Fremont and Mission streets — a slant over half an inch deeper than previously revealed, according to monitoring data reviewed by NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit.

The half-inch reportedly was gained while engineers dug beneath the sinking condominium earlier this year to support the weight of the tower — which was built atop a former landfill — along its two sides.

Engineers saw progress in stabilizing the Millennium Tower’s north side along Mission Street after installing six concrete-filled steel piles along its base in January, but it may have come at a cost to the tower’s west side, the data show....


Bringing to mind the comment of former Prime Minister and Acting President of Russia, first Chairman of Gazprom and Russian Ambassador to Ukraine, Viktor Chernomyrdin:

"We meant to do better, but it came out as always"